Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)
"Samurai chanpurû" (original title)

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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

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Kazuya Nakai ...
 Mugen (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ginpei Sato ...
 Jin (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Fuu (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Mugen (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kirk Thornton ...
 Jin (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Fuu (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

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Death, betrayal, and... hip hop!


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The story takes place around the year 1780. See more »

Quotes

Sara: What I can't see I can sense.
Mugen: [stumbling, bleeding] What?
Sara: Inside of you looms a simmering storm of hatred and rage, but perhaps what I'm actually sensing is sadness. It's as if you've never once been loved by anyone; it's as if you're just like me.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #34.3 (2005) See more »

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Battlecry
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Performed by Nujabes featuring Shing02
Lyrics by Shing02
Music by Nujabes
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Best anime i've ever watched hands down
22 December 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This anime tells the obscure story of 2 samurai bound to a girl on a quest for a samurai who smells of sunflowers. She constantly conceals her motiviation for doing so.

The comedy element in this anime is excellent. A deliberate pairing comparable to Spike and Jet in cowboy beebop exists with one vagabond samurai and one honorable samurai. Both samurai have a completely contrasting fighting style which makes for great action scenes and simultaneous plots (where one is fighting on one side of a city and another is fighting on the other).

Similar plot style to cowboy beebop, via meetings with people from their past, both characters pasts are slowly revealed with a clear direction toward finding the samurai who smells of sunflowers. There's a constant struggle to find the basic necessities like food and a real feel to the plot as opposed to anime where you're left wondering if they've gone six months without a shower or a bath.

As i said, best anime i've ever scene, hilarious :D


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